can't drag video into timeline premiere cc

New Here ,
Mar 06, 2014 Mar 06, 2014

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Been working with PP CC since it came out and have had almost no problems. Now I have a head scratcher. I can't drag a video clip from the project panel to the sequence. The audio comes but the video won't. All I get is the close hand with a line through it when I hover over any of the video tracks. The clips play fine in the source monitor but still cant drag it from source to sequence either. Tried this with clips from several projects and cameras but no go. Started a new project, different name, folder and footage, still have the problem.

 

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Adobe Employee , Mar 29, 2016 Mar 29, 2016
Hi,You're here because you can't drag either audio or video to the Timeline. Sorry for the frustration!SOLUTION: Make sure Source Patching is set up correctly in the Timeline. The video below explains it visually.   Video tutorial HOW TO: SELECT: Select the Clip in the Project panel. Blue Boxes should "light up" in the far left timeline. If they don't, go to Step 2.PATCH: Click either the V1 & A1 "blue boxes" to enable both of them on the far left of the Timeline. Focus on enabling the 2 blue bo...

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New Here ,
Nov 30, 2020 Nov 30, 2020

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Ok yes it worked but I mean WHYYYYY must it be like this (I am such a newb to PP). That simple <<source patchers>> click has caused me so much undue stress before finding this forum. 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Here's the issue in action.  I can't drag the clip in, but I can create a new sequence from clip, then cut and paste it into the primary sequence.  What gives?  Why can't I just drag it in to begin with?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Reed Kevins reply.

Source patching is the name of your issue.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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I did read Kevi's reply, and my V2 and all the A tracks are 'lit up' and showing blue.  From what I understand of his post, that should mean that I can drag the clip into the timeline from the Source window.  Unless I misunderstood what he wrote, that is not working for me.   He also says "patching should be automatic" when you double click a clip to add it to the Source monitor, which is what I've always found to be the case, but not now...

 

You can see in the video clip I posted that I do in fact have a video and audio track 'lit up' in blue, and I am in fact trying to drag a clip from the source monitor, but only the audio seems to be droppable.  Did I misunderstand Kevin's post?  Looks like I'm doing exactly what he describes, and yet I have to resort to creating a new sequence from the clip and the cutting/pasting it back in to the first sequence.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

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No you are not doing what Kevin wrote.

Source patcher is not set. Those are the two boxes on the far left: needs to be blue like in Kevins screenshot (the one with the red bounding box).

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New Here ,
Jan 01, 2021 Jan 01, 2021

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Thanks a million for this simple, but great tip. You just made my life easier ... Last three months waisted too much time by creating a new sequences from clips, cut+paste in the main sequence. UGH!

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 06, 2021 Jan 06, 2021

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So glad you found this solution, Salahuddin! Have fun editing.

 

Kevin

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Participant ,
Jan 10, 2021 Jan 10, 2021

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I hope this 90 sec tutorial helps! 🙂

https://youtu.be/oHmBFqM6U8c

So maybe you're just starting out in Adobe Premiere and just want to addvideos to the timeline to start editing. I'm going to show you three different ways t...

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New Here ,
Mar 13, 2021 Mar 13, 2021

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So beyond aggrivated about the MOST basic function that one would need a video editor to do which is getting a video track into a timeline. Its  not working and support leaves it up to us to try and figure it out on a forum like this. I have spent HOURS looking for a solution. The simple fix everyone is talking about with the V1, V2 buttons does not do anything at all. Still cant drag anything. I have uninstalled premiere pro, updated to the newest verion etc nothing works Premiere pro is useless at this point. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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If source patching is not the fix. Make a new thread with your issue, computer specs and screenshots of UI and media used in Mediainfo.

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